It’s with profound sadness that we announce that Yonkers rapper-actor DMX, born Earl Simmons, has passed away at age 50.
On Friday (Apr. 9) afternoon, his family issued a formal statement to friends and fans, after conducting numerous brain activity tests on Thursday. According to the brain functioning test results, DMX showed no improvement in his brain activity which led to the family making the tough decision to take him off life support.
“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” read the statement. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”
“We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”
The White Plains Hospital, where DMX was admitted, also shared a statement: White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Simmons, as well as his friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support during this difficult time. Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”
DMX was rushed to the hospital on Friday, Apr. 2, after having a heart attack.
Lil Durk and India Royale Reportedly Fired Shots at Gunmen During Home Invasion
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation are reportedly investigating a home invasion that went down in Lil Durk’s home.
According to TMZ, the home invasion occurred around 5 a.m., Sunday, July 10 at Durk’s home, located in Braselton, Georgia, an hour outside of Atlanta. It was reported that the “Should’ve Duck” rapper and his girlfriend, India Royale were inside the home during the invasion and exchanged gunfire with several unidentified suspects. GBI reports that the suspects fled the scene and are still at large. No injuries were reported.
The story is still developing.
H.E.R. Announces Forthcoming Reggae Album
During her interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1, H.E.R. stated that she loves the Caribbean culture and wants to go all-in in celebrating it.
“Honestly I love Caribbean music,” H.E.R. tells Ebro. “I didn’t really have a full appreciation of it until I moved to New York, until I went to the East Coast, and I got into dancehall and I got into some of the more uptempo club records. I literally have been a huge fan of reggae since I was a young kid.”
News of a new reggae album serves as a follows behind H.E.R.’s June release Back Of My Mind which featured contributions from Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Baby, and Yung Bleu. The songstress also announced the return of her now sold-out Lights On Festival in Concord, Calif. The two-day event will feature performances by Erykah Badu, Bryson Tiller, and Keyshia Cole.
Lil Baby Reportedly Arrested In Paris After Transporting Narcotics
Lil Baby was reportedly arrested in Paris on Thursday, July 8, for transporting narcotics.
According to reports, the vehicle that the “Drip Too Hard’ rapper was riding reeked of cannabis. At 4:50 pm on 33 avenue Montaigne, The Parisian police investigated the vehicle and recovered 20 grams of weed, found in the vehicle’s glove compartment.
James Harden, who was riding with Lil Baby, was detained but released soon after. Lil Baby, however, remains in custody.
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The Parisian police arrested three individuals, including Lil Baby, and charged them with transporting narcotics. It is still an active investigation.
Lil Baby and James Harden were in Paris for Paris Fashion Week.
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